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May 20, 2015,
4:15pm to 5:30pm

COLLOQUIUM: The Electrical System of the Heart

Professor David J. Callans, M.D.
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

The electrical system of the heart is uniquely designed to promote organization and prevent disorder. Despite this, many people suffer from arrhythmias. Atrial fibrillation affects almost 5 million Americans and sudden cardiac death, in part caused by ventricular arrhythmias, is the leading cause of mortality in industrialized nations. We will discuss the electrical system of the heart, how it can be thwarted to produce arrhythmias and the field of cardiac electrophysiology, which is the study and treatment of arrhythmias.

Colloquium Committee: 

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory 2019-2020 Colloquium Committee is comprised of the following people. Please feel free to contact them by e-mail regarding any possible speakers or topics for future colloquia.

Carol Ann Austin, caustin@pppl.gov
Marc-Andre DeLooz, mdelooz@pppl.gov
Erik Gilson, egilson@pppl.gov
Jessica Ilagan, jilagan@pppl.gov
Igor Kaganovich, ikaganov@pppl.gov

  • Carol Ann Austin 609-243-2484

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